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Build-up to Pak polls: Wild, woolly, wacky, maddening

The legal vice Nawaz is in may not reverse itself even if Nawaz wins his war with the boys.

05 Mar 2018 5:50 AM

US squeezes Pak generals, & vice-versa

Nawaz is no longer N-League president and, suddenly, the N-League doesn’t have any Senate candidates.

26 Feb 2018 12:02 AM

Does Imran not know how to win?

The heavy turnout in the byelection was a clue as is the problem of having too many winners in the PML(N) camp.

19 Feb 2018 4:35 AM

Faizabad vs the Mardan lynching

Faizabad was about the abstract, in Mardan there are flesh and blood heroes to be venerated and a dead boy to condemn.

12 Feb 2018 5:40 AM

Courts, military, Pak netas: Mess is getting worse

Two military-court constitutional amendments in two-and-a-quarter years settled that debate.

05 Feb 2018 12:14 AM


Kasur case: The outrage machine is here to stay

Is that — is that a tiny body, a little girl, tossed into the garbage and lying on a pile of rubble? The stomach churns every time.

29 Jan 2018 12:12 AM

Prospect of a hung House is growing in Pakistan

Nawaz could win again, but to actually win he needs to win big in Punjab.

22 Jan 2018 12:31 AM

In Pak, is this the beginning of the end?

Warraich is worth listening to carefully because he’s got it right pretty much every step of the way over the last year or so.

15 Jan 2018 12:24 AM

The Haqqani dilemma

What are the Haqqanis worth to you, Pakistan? Or put more bluntly, how much pain is Pakistan willing to suffer to hang on to the Haqqanis?

08 Jan 2018 2:08 AM

The most uncertain year for Pak is here

The more Nawaz tries to force his way back into the system, the greater the resistance will be.

01 Jan 2018 2:09 AM


Time to avoid chaos, salvage stability

For all his disruptiveness, Imran has not yet proved to be the great destroyer he is feared to be.

26 Dec 2017 1:36 AM

A lifeline for Nawaz?

An election without Imran is untenable and to rescue Imran, Nawaz would also have to be ushered back into the electoral game.

18 Dec 2017 1:45 AM

Shahbaz still in Nawaz’s shadow

The problem is Shahbaz hasn’t been able to step out of Nawaz’s shadow.

11 Dec 2017 12:17 AM

A minority govt may be looming in Islamabad

The rest of us, though, need to try and figure out what Nawaz may be up to.

04 Dec 2017 12:10 AM

Nawaz is done. Even if he doesn't know this himself

Nawaz is done. Maybe he doesn’t know it yet, but we don’t have to pretend he knows what he’s doing. His problem is the court.

20 Nov 2017 12:13 AM


Too early or too late: The election conundrum

The court, though, is constrained by its institutionally apolitical role — get goaded into politics and it’s the politician who can take advantage.

13 Nov 2017 12:19 AM

The coup trap in Pakistan

The good thing about the current silliness is that we don’t have to be radically hypothetical.

30 Oct 2017 12:00 AM

The Shahbaz assault and the Nawaz Sharif wobble

The problem — for Nawaz — is that he assumes the boys see a difference between Nawaz and Maryam.

23 Oct 2017 12:28 AM

Americans are out to make Pakistan look bad

Why the hell did the Americans not do something when the family was on Afghan soil is the question being asked.

16 Oct 2017 4:26 AM

Talk about a takeover falls flat as Chief is uncertain

Throw in a bit of anti-US and anti-India hysteria and you may even wonder why we haven’t already had a coup.

09 Oct 2017 1:20 AM